There is no dance/fitness experience required to take our pole dance classes. In fact, how do you get fit if you never start? And why not start with something fun and exciting? Pole dancing can be a great way to gain strength, flexibility, and endurance. We have students from all ages, backgrounds, and fitness levels. We encourage students to go at their own comfortable pace and our instructors will be there to guide you along the way.
As of May 2016, all of our classes are CO-ED. Like any other fitness/dance studio, any student under 18 years of age will need consent from a parent/legal guardian before taking our classes. If you will be starting classes with us, there is some paperwork that we will need you to complete before attending your first class. You can find them in the "First-Time/New Students" section of the Schedulng & Pricing page of the site.
Yes, we do wear clothes! There is no nudity in class. Typically, our students and instructors dress in yoga and fitness-related attire. First-time pole dancers can wear anything comfortable to them as long as it is easy to move around in. Students attending more advanced classes may need to wear shorts or tank tops because skin contact with the pole will be necessary to accomplish more challenging tricks, spins, and inversions.
For your safety and maintenance of our studio, we ask that students remove any rings or jewelry before class. Some of our conditioning involves floorwork and a firm grip will be needed while dancing on the pole.
Gym sneakers? Nope. Our classes are usually done barefoot. And eventually, for those with a more adventurous side…a playful pair of heels.
It is important to note that students should remove all body lotions and oils before class because they will find it difficult to control their grip on the pole. If you have sweaty hands, do not fret! We have several forms of hand grip to help with this.
Our studio has a total of four poles: two 40 mm chrome pole and two 45 mm chrome poles. As our students grow in their dance, this allows them to experiment with different sizes.
For instance, the standard pole used in most pole dancing studios and competitions is a 45 mm chrome pole. However, some women, especially those with smaller hands, find the 40 mm chrome poles a lot easier to work with.
Be prepared to dance on the balls of your feet! Dancing on the balls of your feet dramatically changes your movement in class. This allows for you to pivot easily when moving around the pole as well as have a more fluid movement through the legs and hips. It also makes for a constant leg workout throughout your dance exercise and accentuates your womanly curves. It is also great practice to prepare you for dancing in six-inch high heels.
Point your toes! Whenever in doubt, point…your…toes!
Tough love! Although we teach you in a safe and secure atmosphere, it is not uncommon to bruise or get what many would call “pole burn” when taking classes. It is all about the learning process and many women in the pole dancing community actually take pride in their “battle scars.”
We LOVE music! Some students love to dance to music with a heavy bass, or an acoustic love song, or a dramatic tango. Feel free to bring music that your body wants to move to.
Dance because you want to! It’s a dance class, so please be expected to dance! Spinderella Studios is a safe ground for you to leave your inhibitions at the door and dance like there is no one watching! At first, some students may feel embarrassed or awkward when they dance, but that’s okay. As they become more comfortable in their own skin, students learn to embrace their movement and discover that it’s actually quite liberating!
Our classes revolve around what our students want and need so we always try to remind our students to check our FrontDesk site for the latest schedule at either of our studios. And believe us - we DO listen! We understand rush hour traffic, catering to families at home, weather conditions, etc. We are always asking people to reach out and tell us what kinds of classes they want. If you cannot find a time slot that works for you, we may add additional classes outside of the schedule if there is reasonable demand for it. It doesn't hurt to ask!
Additionally, if you prefer working one-on-one with an instructor, privates and semi-privates are available by appointment only.
Our space is limited, therefore, we require all students to pre-register for classes through our FrontDesk site. If you miss the cut-off window to register for a class, please contact the studio before you arrive to double-check availability for the class.
Classes may be cancelled if we do not have at least 2 students pre-registered 24 hours before the class begins. In the event that that this occurs, students will be notified at least 24 hours in advance and will have their classes refunded back to their class pass or account.
Classes may be cancelled with little notice due to weather and other unforeseen circumstances as well. Students will also have their classes refunded back to their class pass or account without penalty. We will do our best to provide as much notice as possible in rare events such as these.
Class passes expire 6 months after your purchase. FrontDesk normally send an email to clients a month before their class pass is about to expire. However, it is the client's responsibility to be aware of their class pass expiration date.
Please note that purchases for our workshops, classes, class passes, and membership plans are non-refundable and non-transferable. In the case of lack of attendance due to injury or illness, clients may be eligible for partial credit back to their account to use for future purchases at Spinderella Studios.
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